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Book Talk: In the Shadow of Genius

March 5, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$10 / Free for Members

In honor of the 150th anniversary of when construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge, join us for a book talk with photographer and author Barbara G. Mensch. Photographer and author Barbara G. Mensch will discuss her new book “In the Shadow of Genius,” a photographer’s quest to understand the brilliant minds and remarkable lives of those who built the Brooklyn Bridge. She combines striking photographs with a powerful first-person narrative to cast a unique light on the concept of genius, tracing her own curious path to understanding the genius of John, Washington, and Emily Roebling. A Q&A and book signing will follow the presentation.


Photography and video recording are permitted at the Transit Museum. However, selfie sticks, external lighting, tripods and stands may not be used. All photographs taken are for personal use only and permission to photograph may be revoked at any time.

Refunds are not available for ticketed programs. Should you be unable to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 

For information on American Sign Language interpreters, Assistive Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters please visit the accessibility page on the Museum’s website.


March 5, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 / Free for Members
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Transit Museum
Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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